By Alysha Conner
Are you tired of sitting though a two-hour church service when you can barely understand what the Pastor is saying? Would you rather hear praise songs coming from a live DJ instead of an organ player? Do you wish you could attend a church that doesn’t put you to sleep? If you are between the ages of 13-22 and you answered yes to any of those questions, then it’s about time you join The Takeover Youth Ministry.
The Takeover Youth Ministry was first established in January 2005 by Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer. It is designed to capture the hearts, minds, and souls of the Los Angeles youth for the Glory of God. It is housed in Inglewood on the Faithful Central Bible Church campus. Kirk Franklin (youth pastor), Daven Baptiste (executive director), and Chiyah Lawrence (director of ministries) are just some of many that help keep the church up and running.
The Takeover is a place where teens can comfortably get the worship of God through a service that is not like your “grandma’s church.” The Ministry’s overall goal is to stress the importance of their motto “God Can” in their services equipped with a live DJ, hip hop dancers, praise and worship remix, and high praise and energy. All young adults are welcome to dress in their everyday clothing while receiving a breakdown of the Bible and messages of God with other young adults that can relate to them as well. All services take place every 2nd and 4th Sunday each month.
The Takeover Youth Ministry serves over 2,000 young adults, and I attend this church as well. I strongly feel that The Takeover is a wonderful and uplifting church for all young adults. Kirk and Daven’s approach is more understandable, realistic, and fun for us teens to comprehend than most youth ministries. They discuss the everyday struggles and bad habits that we teens tend to get ourselves into, and how God can help us overcome those battles if we just have faith. After just going to one service, it really made a big impact on my life. From the music, to the sermon, to the wonderful people you will meet, it is truly life changing. What are you waiting for?
321 N. Eucalyptus Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301